Diagnosed with PCOS yesterday; need to know where to go from here

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

First off, from someone who was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 16, take a deep breath!! it will be OK!

There are plenty of women who have babies while managing PCOS. I am 25 & battle many of the same symptoms you do. I have found the right doctor can mean the world of difference. Make sure, when you do go back in, you have a list of questions ready so even if you get emotional you can have your questions answered.  PCOS is not a death sentence, its just a speed bump 🙂 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have PCOS and got pregnant as soon as I started treatment. It’s a syndrome, not a specific disease with a specific outcome of infertility. With a good doctor committed to managing your condition, there’s no reason to believe you can’t get pregnant. I do suggest that before getting married, you and your FI get on the same page as far as what treatment you are comfortable with. GL.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I have PCOS, as well, 2000mg of metformin and weight loss relieved my symptoms. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

WrightBride:  keep a notepad with you over the next few days. even the silliest questions that cross your mind, write them down. discuss your weight loss concerns with your dr, and your infertility concerns. Dr. Google can be pretty harsh, so maybe avoid researching online too much and take it with a grain of salt. 

I asked what treatment would be for me, and at the time it was BCP. I also requested an ultrasound to get a better look at what exactly was going on cyst wise.

Now I am off of BC I decided it was best for me to chart my cycles to know exactly what was going on with my body and my hormones. Charting can be helpful for your doctor too.  Read Taking charge of your fertility if you want to learn more about charts/charting. or ask over on the charters thread, there are a lot of PCOS bees willing to help you, so lean on us whenever you need an ear to vent to! 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

WrightBride:  Low carb works best for me but it’s so much easier for me to follow a low calorie plan because I’m addicted to carbs lol. I’ve found that when following a weight loss plan you have to get used to being in tempting situations because, although it would be nice, you can’t get the entire household to follow the diet. Try keeping your foods and snacks in a seperate cabinet from your mom to cut down on temptation. Good luck with the weight loss plan that you choose.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Charmaine7.
Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

WrightBride:  just Clomid. My doctor did not recommend Metformin because I do not have weight-gain issues, but she said it’s very helpful for those who do.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

WrightBride:  Hey OP! PCOS Bee here. I’m sorry to hear you too have to deal with this syndrome as well. But there is hope for us, it’s treatable 🙂

I agree with one of the PPs above… Stay away from carbs! I know… I know… It can be hard for us women who are the carb-aholics. But you’ll eventually get to a point you don’t miss them.

Also, lots of women with PCOS go with the supplements and/or homeopathic route. Talk with your doctor about which supplements would be good for you (seeing as you have other diagnosis). I wanted to go more natural route to see if it would work and balance things out before having to turn to prescribed medication.

Acupuncture is an alternative therapy to help regulate hormones. Or at least I have seen it benefits. Actually helped me ovulate for the first time in over a year and my cycles are getting slightly closer each month. Again, something you should check and clear with your doctor first.

It’s good you’re exercising and staying active. That definitely helps overall. I can on about the benefits, but you already know, so keep that up!

Educate yourself on all things PCOS. Knowledge is power. Don’t be afraid to talk with your doctor about it. Ask questions. If something doesn’t/shouldn’t feel right to you, call them. I had a cyst burst way back and didn’t know what was happening (I was much younger and uneducated like I am now). Doctor saw me right away. If pain should ever occur, don’t ignore it.

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